- Islamiyat Adebukola has handed Team Nigeria their fourth medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham
- She competed in the 63/64 kg and won bronze following an impressive performance
- Having been unable to lift it the first time, Adebukola came back stronger to finish her lift and won the bronze
Nigerian weightlifter Islamiyat Adebukola has won the women’s 64kg category by lifting 93kg in the 113kg, 116kg, 119kg, with a total result of 212kg.
Team Nigeria has so far won two gold and two bronze medals at the ongoing Commonwealth Games.
Folashade Lawal Rafiatu won the gold medal at the Games with a record of 206KG in the Women’s 59KG event.
Another Nigerian weightlifter Umoafia Edidiong clinched a bronze medal in the Men’s 67KG category.
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Daily Trust reports that Umoafia lifted 130kg in the 160kg with a total of 290kg to win the second medal for Nigeria.
Recall that Adijat Adenike Olarinoye won Nigeria’s first gold medal at the Games on Saturday after recording a total of 203kg in the women’s 55kg weightlifting event to win Nigeria’s first gold medal in the games.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s Adeyinka Benson has already booked a place in the 71-71kg boxing category after defeating Abubakar Kumasi of Ghana 3-2 in the third round.
The 26-year-old will face Sam Hickey of Scotland on Wednesday at 3:15 pm.
Team South Africa claims 3rd medal at Olympic Games
On the other hand, South Africa has its third gold medal in the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Golden girl Tatjana Schoenmaker grabbed the gold as she dominated the Women’s 200m Breaststroke event.
The Olympic champion led from start to finish as she finished ahead of Australia’s Jenna Strauch.
South Africa’s Kaylene Corbett finished in third place as South Africa won gold and bronze in the race.
IRT boss Tunji Disu wins gold at US Judo championships
Sports Brief earlier reported that the deputy commissioner of police and head of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Tunji Disu, has won a silver medal at the 2022 US Open judo championships.
It was gathered that the police boss participated in the minus 100kg category of the veteran division and made a podium finish on Sunday.
Disu became interested in Judo in 1986, and in 1990, he clinched two gold medals at the national sports festival in Bauchi.
Source: Sports Brief News